Scottish universities to hit the slopes for ski competition


A group of students from last year’s SUDS event


Scotland’s student ski and snow enthusiasts will compete in high octane races at the Scottish University Dry Slope Championships (SUDS) this weekend.

The event, which will take place this Saturday at Bearsden Ski Club in Glasgow, will see hundreds of spectators cheering on team members from the sidelines, making it the second largest university snowsports event in the country. Planned races include the slalom, individual duals and team duals, while the event’s freestyle section will see students tackle the rail jam, big air and quarter pipe.

The annual event, which runs in partnership with the Scottish University Snowsports Committee (SUSC), aims to “bring together all Scottish universities for competition and [showcase] the best talent on offer”. The event will act as a warm-up for the British University Dry Slope Championships (BUDS), which will take place at the Midlothian Snowsports Centre in Hillend the following weekend.


A freestyler at the SUDS event in 2015

A representative from the Edinburgh Napier Student Association said, “We encourage all of our students to represent the university by participating in events like SUDS and BUDS. The events have been put in place by snow enthusiasts who want to showcase British talent. We are always happy to see our students winning awards.” A number of students from the university are set to compete in this weekend’s event.

For ticketing information head to SUDS’ Facebook event.

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